"He'll present the [WVU] AD, president and coach a commemorative game ball," Burda said.
WVU rep Mike Fragale added that Bowlsby will handle the coin toss.
The Division I-A Athletic Directors Association had a meeting in Dallas and the Big 12 had a piggyback get-together.
"Nothing really significant," Luck said of agendas. "At the Big 12 meeting, I'd think we'll get updates on the Champions Bowl, what cities are involved and the process. We'll talk about the BCS and the possibility of adding another bowl."
Burda, by the way, spoke of the Champions Bowl, which will pit top teams from the Big 12 and SEC, as the Rose Bowl does with the Big Ten and Pac-12.
"There hasn't been a [site] decision made yet," Burda said. "Initially, we thought we'd know by late September. But [SEC] commissioner Mike Slive said that might be pushed into October."
There apparently are five cities bidding and three - Houston, San Antonio and Arlington - are in Texas. The other two are New Orleans and Atlanta. The decision is expected to be between New Orleans and Arlington.
"After that, we'll sit down with a committee and start analyzing the bids," Luck said. "One group dropped out, so I think we're down to eight [companies]."
Apparently, the singer's tour manager is a WVU fan from the Mountain State who met Luck at the Greenbrier Classic. A deal was struck if the game time allowed Adkins to get to a concert Saturday night. The noon kick worked.
WVU's Matt Wells explained the "stripe the stadium" promotion for Saturday's game. Those in even-numbered sections and in the upper level student sections will wear gold. Those in the odd-numbered sections and lower level student sections will wear blue.
Apparently, the walls that encircle the field will have to represent the newest school color of gray.
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